What to expect during your DOT physical:



In order to meet state and federal mandates, a complete physical is required of all drivers with or applying for Commercial Drivers License (CDL) according to standards set by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

These DOT Physicals are required every two years. With these type of physicals, employers can check their drivers are physically fit to operate a large commercial vehicle now and in the forseeable future.

DOT Requirements include:

20/40 vision minimum

Must be able to determine the difference between the colors of traffic lights

Able to hear a forced whisper at a distance of at least 5 feet

Blood pressure at most 160/100

Blood sugar at most 200

No use of habit-forming drugs, amphetamines, or narcotics

Please bring the following to your DOT physical:

  • Current state driver's license
  • Visual aids such as glasses or contacts
  • List of past medical history
  • Contact list of doctors and specialists
  • Prescription bottles, current medications, and over the counter medications